Friday, 21 February 2014

Top 5: Mac eyeshadows

After showing you what made the cut after my makeup cleanse, I thought I'd cut it down even further and show you my top 5 mac eyeshadows. I go through phases with my mac collection - they really do deliver in terms of formula, and the shade range is unparalleled. And yet, sometimes my old standbys get neglected in favour of newer or more glam options. So, whether you're looking to splash out or rediscover an old favourite, here are my top picks:


Top 5:
  1. Shroom - (satin) a subtle sheeny highlight. This shade basically matches my skintone perfectly so it doesn't look too stark white, nor artificially shimmery. The perfect shade to accentuate the brow bone.
  2. Patina - (frost) an antiqued golden taupe. This somehow manages to be almost a cool-toned gold, and is great all over the lid
  3. Woodwinked - (veluxe pearl) a warm golden bronze. Pulls more gold than it looks in the pan.
  4. Mystery - (satin) a dark cool/neutral matte brown. Great dark, matte crease or liner shade.
  5. Sumptuous Olive - (veluxe pearl) an olive-toned gold/khaki. Less green than you would expect - it's really more of a gold with olive undertones.
Did you really think I could stop at just 5? Yeah, right... Here are a few extras:


Honourable mentions:
  • Nylon - (frost) a very reflective pale white/yellow toned gold. Gorgeous on the inner corners.
  • Naked Lunch - (frost) a pearlescent peach/pink champagne. The perfect brightening lid colour.
  • Charcoal Brown - (matte) a cool medium matte brown. The perfect transition shade to blend out the crease. Also great for eyebrows.
  • Twinks - (veluxe pearl) a plum-toned brown. Adds interest to a neutral eye, or neutralizes a more purple/cranberry eye.
  • Satin Taupe - (frost) a brown-based taupe. Looks more plummy in the pan but on me it applies as a more brown leaning taupe.
  • Hypnotizing (LE) - (frost) a taupey cool-toned purple. The perfect wearable purple-but-still-taupe-enough pop of colour.
  • Smoke & Diamonds (LE) - (starflash) a charcoal/taupe with a patina'd finish - has a similar finish to patina but with a grey rather than a brown base.

Swatches of all 5 12 shades:
[Natural Light swatches] L-R: Shroom, Woodwinked, Patina, Sumptuous Olive, Mystery
[Natural Light swatches] L-R: Nylon, Naked Lunch, Satin Taupe, Twinks, Charcoal Brown, Hypnotizing, Smoke & Diamonds
[Artificial Light swatches] L-R: Shroom, Woodwinked, Patina, Sumptuous Olive, Mystery, Nylon, Naked Lunch, Satin Taupe, Twinks, Charcoal Brown, Hypnotizing, Smoke & Diamonds

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